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---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next, will democrats on capitol hill abandon healthcare reform and go solo? and terrorists coordinate a series of bombings in baghdad in the deadliest day of the year for iraq, and just one day ahead of afghanistan's elections, the taliban signals it will put up a fight of its own. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama's push to speed healthcare reform through congress has hit plenty of speed bumps this summer. today, the white house was trying to regroup in some pretty fast company. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports one option on the table, going it alone. >> president obama celebrated all things nascar with last year's sprint cup champion, jimmie johnson, and even his aides say his healthcare package isn't stalled and can still be won. >> the discussion is not over. >> house minority whip eric cantor agrees the debate is not over but says the president is spinning his wheels. >> what i really see right now is a white house in chaos over healthcare. >> mr. obama's
bret: next the discussion turns toward one alternative from public option, the co-op so how would that work? the web house website captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- that has many advocates upset has gone away or has it? as the countdown continues to afghan's election, security increases and so does the violence and we remember the life of political columnist robert novak. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the latest deal breaker for both sides in the healthcare reform debate is the so-called public option actually, government-run health insurance. supporters are insisting on it. critics are hell-bent against it. correspondent shannon bream reports on a a provision that p for both pro and con is anything but optional. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius today tried to douse the flames she ignited on sunday when she said a public option is not the essential element of the president's plans for
right here, right now. >> welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. even though they are the minority party, republicans figure prominently in president obama's healthcare reform message today. the president signaled a growing impatience with the g.o.p. amid continued talk that frustrated democrats may try to ram through legislation however they can. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett. >> in his first appearance on a radio talk show broadcast from the white house and in a town hall later with grassroots supporters, president obama accused republicans of plotting their return to power through the graveyard of healthcare reform. >> early on, a decision was made by the republican leadership that said, look, let's not give them a victory. maybe we can have a replay of 1993, '94 when clinton came in. he failed on healthcare and then we won in the midterm elections and got the majority. later when talking to organizing for america loyalists, mr. obama said three senate loyalists may help negotiate a healthcare deal but he won't wait much longer for results. >> we don't know ye
. live better. call or click today. bret: a roadside bomb in eastern afghanistan killed two american troops and wounded three others today. a taliban suicide bomber hit a nato convoy just outside the afghan capital of kabul killing eight people n kabul, two mortar rounds struck near the presidential palace. correspondent greg palkot reports on the growing danger as the country's elections go nearer. >> high alert on the streets of kabul, with presidential elections just two days ago, taliban efforts to blow up that vote revving up. a suicide car bomb blast on the outskirts of kabul was one of several recent incidents. rockets hit the grounds of the presidential palace earlier today and a large amount of explosives were seized in a truck near the airport. >> we are getting ready to go through the process of elections. this are enemies who are trying to dismantle the process. >> this election is as much against afghan security forces as anything else. much maligned in the past, afghan police and now army are the first line of defense, front and center. here at this key intersection, af
bret: oh -oh. that is it for "special report," the only place where you will get the whole story. we will see you back here tomorrow. shepard:ç çgood evening. from new york tonight, they are going at it. members of the president's own party, especially the pundits, standing against him like nothing we have seen since he took office. the issue, of course, health care. specifically, the government option. the democrats want it. the president promised it. tonight, from the white house, the message is moving, shifting, whether they want to admit it or not, and some, particularly from the left, are wondering if the president is giving in to centrists or republicans where it leads to launching a trial balloon ftc how people react. now, they note. president obama has repeatedly called for a public option, and he has said that any bill the he signs must include it. listen to this. >> this gives you some new options, and i believe one of these options needs to be a public option. shepard: but just this past weekend, he was not so clear. >> the public option, whether we have it or do n
insurance. he said there still listening to other options. i want to bring in bret bair. this has caused a firestorm of controversy. this poll shows 59% of americans do not want the democrats to go it alone. there are reports that they may want to go it alone. robert gibbs is going to great lengths to knock this down. >> this is all about the public and private discussions to try to shore up the base for the administration. at the town hall meeting in colorado, the president, and then kathleen sebelius, suggested that the administration might be willing to go forward with an idea that does not include the public option. by the way, that is government run health insurance. that is the plan that is included on the table. if they were going to abandon that. that sent off a firestorm of reaction from the left. now we have a lead in "the new york times" -- senior officials say they might go alonone. it is conservative democrats in the house and senate that have a real problem with the public option. in this briefing, the white house robert gibbs is trying to back away from "the new york times
-- bret: ready for the e-mails. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. we will see you tomorrow. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: protesters protesters n hall meetings, challenging the president's health-care proposals, and today, it got a fiery. the news starts now. the showdowns so far -- explosive. >> wait a minute. >> you and your cronies in the government do this kind of stuff all the time. shepard: today, president obama got a chance to hold a town hall meeting of his own. >> i do hope that we will talk with each other and not over each other. shepard: now, what happened when the president took his turn. shepard: well, tonight, we are seeing an epidemic. it is dark, i know, but we will fix it. it mirrors some of the dark rage and rhetoric in america. supporters of president obama -- supporters and critics of president obama's proposed health-care reform have been shouting at each other all across america. democrats have been arranging some of these meetings to sell president o
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